Why Lefdal Mine Datacenter
Lefdal Mine Datacenter offers one of the most cost effective, secure, flexible and green datacenter solutions in Europe.
Several key differentiators build up our unique value proposition. Norway and our region as location, low power prices, large local surplus power production, world leading cooling solution, low construction costs, natural EMP security, renewable power, large spaces with unique scalability, flexible product solutions and high ICT competence ensuring a high-quality product and services.
Lefdal Mine Datacenter offer one of the lowest total cost of operations (TCO) in Europe. Compared to other data centers one can expect to reduce the cost with 60%.
RENEWABLE POWER AT LOW COST
The power price in Norway is leading low in Europe. Long term power contracts are available. 100% of the power production in the region is renewable and the transmission loss at an absolute minimum.
LMD is Europe’s greenest data center. Sustainability is at the core of our mission and values. In addition to running on renewable power and operating with world class low PUE, the CO2 emission is zero and the footprint limited. The mine is already there, and the material required to build out capacity is low. The main part of the facility is not visible to the surroundings. There is no need for evaporative systems for cooling and the WUE (Water Usage Effectiveness) is zero.
LMD has the possibility of building out 120.000 m2 of whitespace in the facility and housing up to 200 MW capacity. With our modular design, time to market is starting at 6-8 weeks. Customers can reserve space and capacity for future growth.
LMD uses the cold fjord next to the facility for cooling. The cold sea water interacts with heat exchangers and a closed freshwater circuit providing 2N chilled water under the raised floor. Inline cooling is used for transforming the cold water to cold air enabling densities up to 50 KW/rack with air cooling. Using direct-liquid cooling density available is up to 100 KW/rack.
LMD can facilitate all known concepts for white space solutions and the facility structure enables a streamlined solution for IT containers in different shapes and sizes in a cost-effective way. LMD can customize power density, temperature, humidity, operational equipment, tier levels and all related services.
LMD offers one of Europe’s most secure data center facilities. The data center is an underground mountain hall facility with leading infrastructure. Integrated point monitoring and access control system. Our security concept covers the whole internal site and the surrounding external areas, based on acknowledged industry standards such as ISO 14001/9001/27001, Uptime Tier III, IBM Level 3 and EN 56000.
In a world of rapidly increasing carbon emissions from the ICT industry, Norway offers a sustainable solution. One foresees a significant surplus in the production and extremely competitive price forecasts for the years to come. Long term power prices in Norway are expected to be the lowest in the Nordics.
Norway is part of the European Economic Area (EEA) agreement. It benefits from the European Union’s (EU’s) four freedoms: free movement of goods, services, persons and capital. GDPR data privacy regulations are law in the country because Norway is a member of the EEA joint committee.
- Ranked 2nd worldwide in the Cushman & Wakefield Data Center Risk Index
- Ranked 1st in the 2020 FM Global Resilience Index
- Abundant renewable power, strong grid and world leading long term power prices
- Competitive tax regime, strong economy, competent workforce
- Stable political situation, EU-compatible framework